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Your week in review: July 19

The attorney general's words against 'Stand Your Ground' laws, the death of a Glee actor and the return of Twinkies caught our eye this week. The attorney general's words against 'Stand Your Ground' laws, the death of a Glee actor and the return of Twinkies caught our eye this week.

(RNN) - Thousands of people marched in the streets across the country this week, protesting the acquittal of George Zimmerman.

Zimmerman was accused of killing teenager Trayvon Martin. The six-person all female jury found Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges. Protestors say justice was not served for Martin.

Attorney General Eric Holder says the justice department is reviewing the case and may file federal charges against Zimmerman in the future.

Actor Cory Monteith, known for his role on the FOX show Glee, was found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Autopsy results show Monteith had heroin and alcohol in his system when he died.

Hostess Brands snack cakes, including the iconic Twinkie, are back on store shelves after a nine-month hiatus. Hostess declared bankruptcy late last year.

Learn more about these stories and others in this week's Raycom news in review.

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  • Over 400 auto burglaries in Hattiesburg, HPD turns to technology to help

    Over 400 auto burglaries in Hattiesburg, HPD turns to technology to help

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 8:28 AM EST2017-11-21 13:28:00 GMT
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    So far, in 2017 the Hattiesburg Police Department has recorded 454 auto burglaries in the Hub City. MOBILE USERS WATCH LIVE HERE An auto burglary is considered a “Part 1 Offense,” and it’s one thing the police department is setting their sights on reducing. “Any citizen of Hattiesburg should be able to go to the actual local shopping center and go there and not have to worry about their vehicle getting broken in to," said Hattiesburg Police De...

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    So far, in 2017 the Hattiesburg Police Department has recorded 454 auto burglaries in the Hub City. MOBILE USERS WATCH LIVE HERE An auto burglary is considered a “Part 1 Offense,” and it’s one thing the police department is setting their sights on reducing. “Any citizen of Hattiesburg should be able to go to the actual local shopping center and go there and not have to worry about their vehicle getting broken in to," said Hattiesburg Police De...

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  • WDAM has learned more about the car wreck that killed 20 year old Tyone Clemons.

    More details revealed in wreck that killed EMCC athlete

    More details revealed in wreck that killed EMCC athlete

    Monday, November 20 2017 11:35 PM EST2017-11-21 04:35:30 GMT
    Tyone Clemons. SOURCE: EMCC AthleticsTyone Clemons. SOURCE: EMCC Athletics

    WDAM has learned more about the car wreck that killed 20 year old Tyone Clemons. He was an East Mississippi Community College defensive lineman, and was a former West Jones High School all star athlete. Jessica Bowman was at the scene in Jones County Monday learning more about who Clemons was in the car with and what happened during this deadly accident Saturday morning.  Best Friends, teammates and brothers. That's what best describes 20 year old Tyone Clemons and 19 year old T...

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    WDAM has learned more about the car wreck that killed 20 year old Tyone Clemons. He was an East Mississippi Community College defensive lineman, and was a former West Jones High School all star athlete. Jessica Bowman was at the scene in Jones County Monday learning more about who Clemons was in the car with and what happened during this deadly accident Saturday morning.  Best Friends, teammates and brothers. That's what best describes 20 year old Tyone Clemons and 19 year old T...

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  • USM blasts Blue Mountain, 90-46

    USM blasts Blue Mountain, 90-46

    Monday, November 20 2017 10:30 PM EST2017-11-21 03:30:48 GMT
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    The University of Southern Mississippi opened play in the Sanford Pentagon Showcase Monday night about 1,100 miles from the site of the round-robin tournament’s next three rounds. 

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    The University of Southern Mississippi opened play in the Sanford Pentagon Showcase Monday night about 1,100 miles from the site of the round-robin tournament’s next three rounds. 

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